TBRI Training

What is TBRI?

TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of children who have experienced trauma and chronic stress. TBRI® educates and equips caregivers with knowledge and skills that empower them to provide healing care for children. This intervention developed out of a strong research base of attachment theory, sensory processing, and neuroscience. However, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection. In addition to successful use by families, TBRI® has been used in multiple settings to effect change, including intensive home programs, residential treatment centers, and schools.

Watch this video from TBRI author Dr. Karyn Purvis, for more information
Embed Video: TBRI® An Overview: Putting the Pieces Together
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TBRI® Trainings

Module 1: TBRI Introduction and Overview

TBRI® is designed to meet the complex needs of children who have experienced adversity, toxic stress, and/or trauma. The TBRI Introduction and Overview focuses on the impacts of trauma and toxic stress and explains the three primary components of TBRI – Empowering, Connecting, and Correcting. Participants will explore the “why” behind children’s behaviors and learn specific strategies for keeping connection at the heart of the relationship.

*This introductory Module is required before enrolling in the advanced Modules of Empowering, Connecting, and Correcting.

Module 2: Empowering

The Empowering module emphasizes the importance of recognizing the physical needs of both the children and their caregiver. It is well documented that people have difficulty engaging in higher order thinking when their basic needs are not met. This module explores how nutrition, sleep, hydration and sensory needs can be addressed through physical and environmental support. It also provides tools and strategies for helping children to feel safe in their environment.

Module 3: Connecting

Connection is the cornerstone of the TBRI program. This module provides an in-depth look at attachment and connection and equips caregivers with skills and strategies to build trust and create a safe and supportive environment for children. Specifically, it explores how caregivers attuned to children’s needs facilitate opportunities to engage in playful, nurturing interactions.

Module 4: Correcting

The Correcting Module equips caregivers to effectively address behaviors both proactively and responsively while maintaining a connection with their children. The goal of this module is to equip participants to facilitate children’s social competence. Notably, children are significantly better able to regulate and learn new skills when they feel safe and supported, as is emphasized in the empowering and connecting modules. Therefore, a foundation of empowering and connecting is encouraged before registering for this module.